NOVEMBER 26, 2014 9:04AM

"Israel – America’s Biggest Frenemy"


"The Jewish State in the Levant is a burden we shouldn’t have to bear"
 
"Today [November 24, 2014] is the deadline for the closing of a deal with Iran regarding their nuclear program. No one should be surprised that Israel is marking this deadline with a threatRead full post »
"Continuities of Repression" by Norman Pollack
 

"The fragmentation of the Palestinian community, legacy and present reality of the Occupation, is, for the Israelis, standard operating procedure. Where population displacement, forced evacuation, and ethnic cleansing did not fully cle… Read full post »

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"Grab a Pitchfork" by MIKE WHITNEY
 

The Republican victory does not represent a shift by the American population to the right, but demonstrates the bankrupt and reactionary character of the Democratic Party and the mass disillusionment with the Obama administration. In the absence

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  "HOW MANY MUSLIM COUNTRIES HAS THE U.S. BOMBED OR OCCUPIED SINCE 1980?"
 

"Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday, announced that he would seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from the new CoRead full post »

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 "New Amnesty International report accuses Israel of committing war crimes in Gaza"
 Annie Robbins on November 5, 2014
 

"Amnesty International released a report today, “Families Under the Rubble- Israeli attacks on inhRead full post »

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"The US and Israel of Two Peas in a Pod"  

BY PHILIP GIRALDI • NOVEMBER 4, 2014

"So Israel is building 2,610 new housing units in East Jerusalem and in contiguous areas on the West Bank at a time when international sentiment against its unending occupation of PalestRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 4, 2014 9:13AM

Chomsky: "The Leading Terrorist State"

 
"It's official: The U.S. is the world's leading terrorist state, and proud of it."
 

That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely titled "CIA Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 3, 2014 11:38AM

"A Snake Cannot Change Its Markings"


 Administration Reshuffle? by NORMAN POLLACK
 

"Or if you prefer (to be tactful), a leopard cannot change its spots–but either way, skipping to the chase, the Obama administration, signals coming out of possible staff changes, it wouldn’t matter, the nature of the beast b… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 2, 2014 12:24PM

My "home (sigh)"

"Resisting US Bases in Okinawa By Gwyn KirkAyano Ginoza and Michiko HaseForeign Policy in Focus Saturday, 01 November 2014 10:57

 

They come in kayaks and canoes to protect the bay, maintain a tent city on the beach, and hold candlelight vigils.

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OCTOBER 31, 2014 7:12PM

Fascism, American-Style

h/t to Sky (AGAIN)
 
 One-Step from the Third Reich? by JOHN STANTON
 

“Unbeknownst to most Americans the United States is presently under thirty presidential declared states of emergency. They confer vast powers on the Executive Branch including the ability to financially

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h/t to Sky, again. 
 
"Pale Riders" by CHRIS FLOYD
 

"Behold the quintessential earnest progressive liberal in the highest moral dudgeonDigby railing with thunderous fury at the possibility (the very distinct possibility) that Barack Obama is going to suppress the SeRead full post »

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h/t to Sky for teaching me how to align misaligned text.
 
By CHARLIE SAVAGEOCT. 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — "A dozen Nobel Peace Prize laureates are urging President Obama to make “full disclosure to the American people of the extent and use of torture” by the United States, includ… Read full post »
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"Obama administration continues to obstruct release of CIA torture report" 
By Tom Carter 
27 October 2014

"The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Obama administration are attempting to censor key facts from a long-delayed Senate report on the agency’s illegal torture program.Read full post »

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By David McNeillThe Asia-Pacific Journal

“If we don’t face our past, we’re bound to repeat the same mistakes.”

"For years, Abe Shinzo, Japan’s prime minister, has been playing with diplomatic fire over a sordid episode of wartime history that has been at the… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 26, 2014 6:29PM

"Let the Democrats Rot"

"Neo-Liberals be Damned by ROB URIE

"When considering elections in the U.S. the tendency is for voters to look at the issues placed in front of them rather than at history, political trajectory and who it is that chooses the issues? On their face Republicans, broadly considered, are more directRead full post »

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OCTOBER 25, 2014 7:10PM

"Why Obama Rejected Peace With Iran"

The Bipartisan War Agenda by SHAMUS COOKE

"How did Obama manage to botch U.S. foreign policy so stunningly? The promising speeches he gave in 2008 earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. But his inspiring words have since been buried in the rubble of Libya, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria. The reRead full post »

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Israeli army kills 14-year old Palestinian with U.S. citizenship

"A Palestinian teen with U.S. citizenship was killed today by the Israeli army at a demonstration in the West Bank town of Silwad, near Ramallah. Fourteen-year old Orwah Hammad was shot with a live bullet that entered his neck and exiteRead full post »

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OCTOBER 23, 2014 6:30PM

"The Dark Secrets of Appendix M"

"Obama Imitates Bush on Torture"

by SHELDON RICHMAN

"We really should be used to this by now. After almost six years in office, President Obama is far more like George W. Bush in national-security matters than he led the American people to believe.

For example, the New York Times’ Cha… Read full post »

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Israeli president’s diagnosis — ‘Israel is a sick society’ — doesn’t go viral in the U.S.

Philip Weiss on October 22, 2014

"Did you hear that the president of Israel said Israel is a “sick society”? Reuven Rivlin, a Likudnik, said this over th… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 22, 2014 4:27PM

"Going from One Bad War to a Worse One"

Published: October 22, 2014 | Authors: Jim Hightower | NationofChange | Op-Ed 

 "While the Afghan debacle continues on, it's off we go to Syria, Iraq and beyond to conquer ISIS. And with it comes another 10 years of frustration as Washington puts billions of more dollarRead full post »

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By Bruce Fein 

"The French Revolution had its Napoleon Bonaparte and the 18th of Brumaire counterrevolution.

The American Revolution is witnessing a soft cover edition under President Obama, but without Napoleon’s “little whiff of grapeshot.”

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"Documents Show US Siding With Israel in Death of Its Own Citizen" By Jessica LeeTruthout Monday, 20 October 2014

When it comes to this summer's Israeli bombardment of Gaza and the slaughter of more than 2,000 Palestinians, including 500 children, it's easy to wonder if AmericaRead full post »

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OCTOBER 20, 2014 6:20AM

"Nadir of American Liberalism"

"Obama’s Support of Torture" by NORMAN POLLACK

"And we thought the cold-blooded planning and execution of armed drone assassination vitiated any claim to moral character, a POTUS swaggering around on Air Force One methodically using drones and air power to destroy civilian targets and, as… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 19, 2014 5:42PM

"Bashing Obama to Make Way for Hillary"

 

"Three years ago, during the height of the Occupy movement, I was ejected from a Congressional hearing for allegedly “assaulting” Leon Panetta, then Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA. He was testifying to the House Armed Services Committee aRead full post »

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OCTOBER 18, 2014 4:23PM

"Obama’s “Stupid Shit”

Now He's Bombing Syria

by ANDREW LEVINE

"Returning from his trip to Asia last April, Barack Obama told reporters aboard Air Force One that the guiding principle of his foreign policy is “don’t do stupid shit.”

Really?  Since Day One he has been doing nothing but.

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